Work and Pain

14th – 16th of September 2021
Thon Hotel Opera, Oslo, Norway

About this course

Work-related musculoskeletal pain complaints are very common. Prevention will have enormous economic and personal consequences. The course will present current knowledge on how we understand pain, pain physiology and current knowledge on how work-related risk factors contribute to pain.

The course will provide participants with basic concepts of pain and how occupational factors may contribute to develop and/or maintain musculoskeletal pain complaints, and to provide the understanding of the economic costs of pain complaints.

Please note!

We will do our utmost to arrange courses, even in these exceptional times.  We have the readiness to arrange courses with modified concepts, allowing smaller groups to meet, in some cases national groups, and the possibility to participate on-line. 

Our cancellation policy is generous, so it is safe to enroll to a course well in advance and cancel participation if the situation makes it difficult or risky to travel.

Course Summary

14th – 16th of September 2021
Thon Hotel Opera, Oslo, Norway
Deadline 15th of July 2020
EUR 690-930 (depending on day package)

Price information

The price of the course consists of the course fee of EUR 450
and the day package of choice.

Day Package I

This package includes

  • conference facilities and technical equipment
  • course material
  • coffees, lunches
  • dinners and the social program on Wednesday

We strongly encourage you to take part in the social program, as this is a vital part of the NIVA course experience. We believe in the power of networking and strive to create an inspiring possibility for that through the social program.

The total price of the course is EUR 930 (course fee EUR 450 + day package fee EUR 480). 

EUR 930

Day Package II

This package includes

  • conference facilities and technical equipment
  • course material
  • coffees and lunches

Kindly note that the day package II does not include dinners nor the social program.

The total price of the course is EUR 690 (course fee EUR 450 + day package fee EUR 240).

EUR 690

Accomodation

14th–16th of September 2021 at Thon Hotel Opera, Oslo , Norway.

To book a room from the block kindly make the reservation by emailing the hotel directly at opera@olavthon.no or by phone +47 24103000.  Please use the booking code 29462799 when booking the room (available until 15.7.2021).

The room price for a standard room is NOK 1795 (approx. EUR 172)/night (including breakfast).

The block reservation will be available until 15th of July 2021.

EUR 172

Course objectives

To provide participants with basic concepts of pain and how occupational factors may contribute to develop and/or maintain musculoskeletal pain complaints, and to provide the understanding of the economic costs of pain complaints.

Target group

  • Researcher
  • PhD students
  • Postdocs
  • Occupational health service personnel

Course Summary

14th – 16th of September 2021
Thon Hotel Opera, Oslo, Norway
Deadline 15th of July 2020
EUR 690-930 (depending on day package)

Subject background

Musculoskeletal pain complaints are the leading cause of disability and sick leave in the west. In Norway alone, the yearly direct and indirect cost is estimated to 7 billion Euros. A challenge in preventing musculoskeletal complaints is its multifactorial origin. Risk factors may be found among mechanical work factors, psychosocial work factors, organizational work factors, and in combinations of these. It is evident that the prevention will have enormous consequences, both economically and personally.


General course fee and cancellation information

The courses and workshops vary in price. Please note that the course fee does not cover meals or accommodation. The course fee and day-package fee are invoiced after the registration deadline.

Travel arrangements

Please refrain from booking any tickets until we have confirmed the course. The confirmation, which will be sent after the registration deadline, will include detailed information on the payment of the course fee and day-packages, as well as information on accommodation options and practical arrangements. Please note that you are not insured by NIVA.

Cancellation policy

Cancellations received by July, 15th 2021: full refund
Cancellations received by July, 16th 2021 or later: no refund

The total price of the course will be invoiced after the registration deadline.

The price is subject to minor changes.


Contact person

Course leaders

Dagfinn Matre
National Institute of Occupational Health
(STAMI), Norway
email: dagfinn@stami.no

Johannes Gjerstad
National Institute of Occupational Health
(STAMI), Norway
email: johannes.gjerstad@stami.no

In practical matters, please contact:

Project Manager

Erika Lehtonen
NIVA
email: erika.lehtonen@niva.org

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